Colombia: Spain agrees to extradite Farc ‘abortions nurse’

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) guerrillas during a stay in a Colombian mountains, 18 Feb 2016Image copyright
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Colombian authorities contend abortions were carried out on women fighters with no medication

Spain has concluded to extradite to Colombia a former Farc insurgent indicted of carrying out 300 forced abortions on women fighters, some of them underage.

Hector Arboleda Albeidis Buitrago, who has Spanish nationality, was incarcerated in Madrid in Dec 2015.

He will face hearing in Colombia for murder, attempted murder and termination but consent.

Mr Arboleda Buitrago had been operative as a helper with no medical training, Colombian prosecutors say.

On Friday, Spanish authorities gave a immature light to a Colombian probity minister’s ask and concluded to palm him over to a justice in Bogota.

His detain in 2015 shaped partial of an review relating to 150 cases involving former Farc fighters who pronounced they had been forced to cancel their pregnancies.

Known as “The Nurse”, Mr Arboleda Buitrago is indicted of holding partial in many of those abortions.

Colombian authorities pronounced a procedures were carried out in dirty conditions, with no medication, on women who were mostly in their final months of pregnancy.

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The Farc’s best-known lady warrior is Dutch citizen Tanja Nijmeijer, who took partial in negotiations in Cuba forward of a assent settle sealed in November.

They combined that a women came from inland communities and should have been stable during their pregnancies and should have been relieved of their duties as Farc officers.

Female rebels were compelled to have abortions so as not to criticise their fighting ability, nonetheless a severe rebels have denied this in a past, observant that contraception was done available.

In an talk with a BBC in 2015, one womanlike insurgent in Bogota pronounced that she had been forced to have 5 abortions. She pronounced that women in a organization were approaching to fight, and those who were authorised to have babies deliberate themselves lucky.

Who are a Farc?

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At their height, a Farc was estimated to have some 20,000 active fighters

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc, after a initials in Spanish) are Colombia’s largest insurgent group.

They were founded in 1964 as a armed wing of a Communist Party and follow a Marxist-Leninist ideology.

Their categorical founders were tiny farmers and land workers who had banded together to quarrel opposite a towering levels of inequality in Colombia during a time.

While a Farc have some civic groups, they have always been an overwhelmingly farming riotous organisation.

In Nov 2016, a Colombian supervision and a Farc insurgent organization announced a second assent agreement after an initial understanding was rejected.

The dispute adult to this indicate had lasted some-more than 5 decades and resulted in about 260,000 deaths, with millions of people displaced.